Rank #1: Steven Spielberg's Top 5 Movies With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan | The Big Picture (Ep. 57)
Mar 30 2018
Rank #2: Interview With 'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele | The Big Picture (Ep. 6)
Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with writer-director Jordan Peele (of 'Key & Peele' fame) to discuss his new hit film, 'Get Out,' how and why he made it, and its overwhelmingly positive reception. Peele also talks about ideas for alternate scenes and endings as well as his reasoning behind some of the movie's most pivotal moments.
Mar 09 2017
Rank #3: Emergency ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Breakdown I The Big Picture (Ep. 62)
Apr 27 2018
Rank #4: The Safdie Brothers and ‘Good Time,’ an Instant New York Classic | The Big Picture (Ep. 21)
Aug 11 2017
Rank #5: ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Emergency Deep Dive (SPOILERS) | Exit Survey
‘Avengers: Endgame,’ the culmination of more than a decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe films, is finally here. We discuss how the long-running arcs of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and many others have been strung together and resolved in ‘Endgame.’ Plus, we break down the movie’s complex ideas about time travel, character deaths, and, ultimately, its stakes. Finally, we take stock of where this leaves the MCU, and what could be in store for Phase 4 and beyond.
Host: Sean Fennessey
Guest: Mallory Rubin
Apr 26 2019
Rank #6: Was 2007 the Best Year for Film? | The Big Picture (Ep. 40)
Dec 15 2017
Rank #7: Hereditary’ Is the Most Disturbing Horror Movie in Years, With Ari Aster | The Big Picture (Ep. 69)
Jun 08 2018
Rank #8: ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ Is Quentin Tarantino’s Most Sentimental Film Yet (SPOILERS) | Exit Survey
We gather to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s ninth—and allegedly penultimate—film, ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.’ We break down everything from Leonardo DiCaprio grappling with the end of his career in the leading role, to Brad Pitt’s quiet charisma, to the way historical accuracy competes with fantasy.
Hosts: Sean Fennessey, Amanda Dobbins, Chris Ryan
Jul 26 2019
Rank #9: The Best Movies of 2017 | The Big Picture (Ep. 42)
Dec 22 2017
Rank #10: How to Make a Marvel Movie Funny With ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi | The Big Picture (Ep. 32)
Nov 03 2017
Rank #11: The Top 5 Streaming Horror Films Right Now with Bill Simmons | Discussion (Ep. 90)
The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Bill Simmons each run down their lists of five great horror films they love that are streaming right now.
Oct 26 2018
Rank #12: ‘A Star Is Born’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 87)
Oct 08 2018
Rank #13: Barry Jenkins on Crafting the Sincerity of ‘Moonlight’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 4)
Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight is one of the heavyweights in this year’s Academy Awards race, racking up eight nominations. The film was the first movie for Jenkins in eight years, and provided particular challenges due to limited funding and time. One way he overcame those obstacles and made his movie unique was by casting non-actors alongside actors, something he discussed with Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey.
Feb 09 2017
Rank #14: The Top 10 Films of the Year | Discussion (Ep. 105)
We break down which movies made the final cut for our top 10 lists this year — including everything from ‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ to ‘Burning,’ ‘Support the Girls,’ ‘Minding the Gap,’ and more.
Host: Sean Fennessey
Guests: Chris Ryan and Adam Nayman
Dec 07 2018
Rank #15: Top 10 Original Netflix Movies | The Big Picture
During quarantine, Netflix has risen high above its competitors, with a soaring stock price and a captive audience. Sean and Amanda dig into the relatively brief but surprisingly vast history of Netflix Original Films to create a Hall of Fame lineup (0:59). Then, Sean is joined by writer-director Alex Garland ('Ex Machina') to talk about his FX series ‘Devs’ (73:02).
Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
Guest: Alex Garland
Apr 24 2020
Rank #16: Taylor Sheridan, 'Wind River,' and How to Write a Killer Movie | The Big Picture (Ep. 20)
Aug 04 2017
Rank #17: The Top Five Coen Brothers Films | Discussion (Ep. 98)
With 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' set to hit Netflix November 16, Sean Fennessey taps Chris Ryan and Adam Nayman to share and dissect their top five Coen brothers films.
Nov 15 2018
Rank #18: Modern Horror and ‘It Comes at Night’ Director Trey Edward Shults | The Big Picture (Ep. 15)
Jun 08 2017
Rank #19: 'Annihilation,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ and Alex Garland’s Disturbing Sci-Fi Vision | The Big Picture (Ep. 51)
Feb 23 2018
Rank #20: Top Five Quentin Tarantino Films. Plus: David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, and A.J. Eaton on ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ | The Big Picture
The ‘Cats’ trailer set fire to Twitter, and Marvel extinguished the flames by announcing its next decade of IP dominance—what are we looking forward to most (1:00)? Then, we finally hash it out: We debate the top five Quentin Tarantino movies (16:15). Lastly, producer Cameron Crowe, director A.J. Eaton, and titular star David Crosby join the show to discuss ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name,’ the long-in-the-works documentary about Crosby’s legendary life and music career (1:22:45).
Host: Sean Fennessey
Guests: Jason Concepcion, Chris Ryan, David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, A.J. Eaton
Jul 23 2019